August 25, 2014.
Adobe & AIGA San Francisco Present: Small Studio Life in San Francisco – A conversation with Jessica Hische, Erik Marinovich and Michael Jeter. Moderated by Lisa Congdon.
ALL TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO 826 VALENCIA!
Join Adobe and AIGA San Francisco as we welcome Jessica, Erik, Michael and Lisa for an evening of design-centric conversation, and live-drawing with drinks and appetizers. We’ll kick the evening off with a Drink+Draw with the Adobe Ink & Slide team, where we’ll let you get your hands on the newest digital stylus and ruler from Adobe. Beer and wine will be served along with delicious appetizers. Grab a beer with one hand and try the other at sketching with Adobe’s sleek new tools. Next, we’ll join our panel as they discuss living the small studio life in San Francisco, with all of the delights and challenges this city-by-the-bay has to offer.
This is a conversation you won’t want to miss — we’ll see you there!
PANELISTSJessica Hische, letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter” Jessica HischeI’ve been on my own as a letterer, illustrator, type designer, and relentless procrastiworker since 2009 and have worked for (and continue to work for) a lot of wonderful clients like Wes Anderson and Penguin Books. I’ve shared studios with amazing people including the folks over at Studiomates and of course my beloved Pencil Factory, where I continue to spend time on return trips to Brooklyn. I split my days (not evenly enough) between Brooklyn and San Francisco—the place I now call home and where I’ve set up a collaborative studio and workshop space with my brother from another mother, Erik Marinovich. When I’m not manipulating beziers or working on fun projects, you can find me at the airport en route to a speaking engagement. I love what I do for a living and try as hard as I can to help others find a way to do what they love.
Erik Marinovich, letterist and designer Erik Marinovich
Erik Marinovich is a letterist and designer based in SF. He is a co-founder of Friends of Type and has worked for clients such as New York Times, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Metropolis magazine, GAP, Lincoln Motor Company, Nike; while also freelancing for various studios such as: Landor, Brand Union, Greatworks, Anomaly in New York. He was named Letter Cult’s Person of the Year 2011 and in 2012 co-founded Title Case, a lettering and design studio with fellow letterer Jessica Hische.
Michael Jeter, Partner and Creative Director Cultivated WitCreative director, designer, illustrator, dude. Former co-creator of the purpose-driven design studio I Shot Him which was created to change the hearts, minds and habits of people.
MODERATOR:Lisa Congdon, letterist and designer Lisa Congdon
Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings and pattern design and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art, Inc (Chronicle Books, 2014). Lisa periodically shows her work in galleries around the country, including at Bedford Gallery and The Contemporary Jewish Museum. She’s an avid cyclist and swimmer. She lives and works in Oakland, California.
ALL TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO 826 VALENCIA!826 Valencia, The writing center, supporting students with their writing skills 826 Valencia
Founded in 2002 by award-winning author Dave Eggers and veteran educator Nínive Calegari, 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about writing. Our work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success and that great leaps in learning can be made when skilled tutors work one-on-one with students. 826 consists of a writing lab, a street-front, student-friendly retail pirate supply store, and three satellite classrooms in nearby schools.
Students in all of 826’s programs have the ability to experience, appreciate, create, and recognize great writing in part because of our professional publishing program. Each year, 826 Valencia publishes literary quarterlies, newspapers, books, chapbooks, and websites — all created by students. Experienced editors and designers are involved in these projects to give students greater insight into the realities of professional publishing. Our student books are publicized through our website, community events, and the local media, and are sold nationwide.